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Papillon Airways Launches Private Flights over the Grand Canyon

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Papillon Group reveals its Golden Helicopter for the company's 50th Anniversary in April 2015

Papillon Group's Golden Helicopter

Papillon Group reveals its one-of-a-kind Golden Helicopter (also known as Copter 50) in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary on April 16, 2015. It will arrive in Nevada at the Boulder City Aerocenter in style—via five-chopper formation to reflect each decade of being the world’s longest-running helicopter tour company.

A Papillon Airways helicopter surrounded by the imposing walls of the Grand Canyon

Upping the ante on Vegas excess, Papillon Airways invites travelers to indulge in the ultimate exclusive experience — a flight over the Grand Canyon. From most major Strip and downtown hotels, guests are and transported via complimentary limousine service to either the McCarran International Airport or Bolder City Terminal. From here, no more than six high rollers at a time will take flight in a Grand Canyon Helicopters' state-of-the-art A-Star Model Series or Eco Star EC130 aircraft. Set to choreographed music and educational narration, the classic Golden Eagle Air Private Tour explores the wonders of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, with sights along the way including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Guano and Eagle Points. The three-and-a-half-hour trip concludes with a flight down the Las Vegas Strip. For those who want a bit more for their roll of the dice, the approximately four-hour Grand Celebration Private Sunset Tour (departing at 5 p.m.) includes everything in the classic tour and also features a helicopter descent into the depths of the West Rim. After touching down by the banks of the Colorado River, guests will have time to explore the historic Native American landscape and enjoy a Champagne picnic served under an authentic Hualapai Indian shelter. The flights are available in ten languages via a digital audio system.

For more information, go to the Papillon Airways official website or call 888-635-7272.

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